Photo: Carine Cats Baseball Club
The 2021/22 State League 1 season is in full swing after another big weekend. The Braves are 5-1 while Vic Park is 4-1 and South Perth is 3-2. The Swans and Carine round out the top five.
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Check out recaps from this past weekend:
Perth 3 v South Perth 5
Friday's game against South Perth Cubs was a heartbreaker for Perth, as they lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat despite out-hitting the Cubs seven to four.
South Perth evened things up at two in the top of the fourth inning when Jordan Moore induced Max Wheeler to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.
The game was still tied at two with the Cubs batting in the top of the fifth when Kent Fitzgibbons singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
Caleb Goodwin toed the rubber for the Cubs, giving up two runs on two hits over two innings, striking out four.
Josh Malatesta was on the hill for Perth. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out five. Moore, Jordano Vivona, and Jake White each contributed in relief.
Perth tallied seven hits in the game, including two apiece to Brayden Moyle and Matt Sibley. Fitzgibbons led South Perth with two hits in two at bats.
Perth plays Rockingham and Braves next.
Braves 14 v Wembley 0
The Braves defeated Wembley 14-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Sam Kennelly struck out Joshua Houston to finish off the game.
The Braves fired up the offense in the first inning, when Kennelly doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. They added nine runs in the second with RBIs from Tim Kennelly, Kennelly, Ben Drew, and Geoff Kerr.
A single by Jayson Brown in the second inning was a positive for Wembley.
Todd Hatcher was the winning pitcher for the Braves. The lefty surrendered zero runs on four hits over three innings, striking out two. Kennelly threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Tate Bradley took the loss for Wembley. The pitcher surrendered ten runs on five hits over one and one-third innings. Drew went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Braves SL1 in hits.
Braves 6 v Wembley 2
The Braves scored more runs than Wembley in game two with a 6-2 victory. The winning side got started in the first when Kevin Clark doubled to score two runs.
Ben Drew and Cody Parkinson contributed to a three-run third while Cameron Lamb pitched the Braves to victory. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking zero. Daniel Schmidt and Ryan Nuttall entered the game out of the bullpen.
Flynn McGahan started the game for the Braves. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out three.
Michael Albertini took the loss for Wembley. The bulldog lasted four innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out six.
Clark went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves in hits. Parkinson had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team as the side didn't make any errors.
Wembley totaled eight hits. Jayson Brown and Joris Van Ballegooy each collected multiple hits as Brown led the way with three hits in three at bats.
The 5-1 Braves play Perth on Sunday while Wembley plays Wanneroo on Friday in hopes of improving on a 1-3-1 record.
South Perth 12 v Carine 5
Jake Bowey was bad news for opposing pitchers on Sunday, driving in four on two hits to lead South Perth past Carine 12-5. Bowey drove in runs on a double in the first, a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and a home run in the sixth.
The Cubs earned the victory despite allowing the Cats to score five runs in the seventh inning on RBIs from Josh Davies, Cameron Landy, and Chase Mitchell.
South Perth fired up the offense in the first inning, when Bowey doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. The team added three in the eighth on doubles by Warwick Saupold and Tanner McCarn and a single by Kent Fitzgibbons.
Lucas John was on the hill for South Perth. The pitcher lasted six innings, allowing six hits and zero runs while striking out one.
Tarrant Reimers led things off on the pitcher's mound for Carine. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out one and walking one. Jacob Stanton and Joel Hughes entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three innings and one inning respectively.
South Perth launched two home runs on the day. McCarn went deep in the fifth inning and Bowey went yard in the sixth inning. The Cubs had 15 hits overall as Max Wheeler went had three hits in six at-bats and Patrick Temby, Saupold, Bowey, McCarn, and Fitzgibbons all had multiple hits too.
South Perth was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error as Fitzgibbons made the most plays with ten.
Mitchell went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Carine in hits.
South Perth is 3-2 and plays Morley this Sunday while Carine is 2-2 and takes on the Swans in a Thursday night matchup.
Wanneroo 5 v Victoria Park Belmont 6
Wanneroo's effort to come back from down five runs in the eighth inning came up just short, as the Giants fell 6-5 to Victoria Park Belmont Reds on Sunday. Wanneroo scored four runs in the failed comeback on a single by Daniel Bourke, a fielder's choice by Nicholas Riley, a groundout by Dawson Summers, and a single by Ben King.
The Giants couldn't keep up with the Reds early in the game as Vic Park took the lead in the second when Ryan Boyer hit a solo homer.
Wanneroo scored four runs in the eighth inning. The rally was led by singles from Bourke and King, a groundout by Summers, and a fielder's choice by Riley.
The Reds scored three runs in the eighth inning. The big inning came thanks to a walk by Mathew Martin, a single by Lachlan Ballantyne, and a groundout by Boyer.
Corey Brown got the start for Vic Park. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing seven hits and one run while striking out one and walking one.
Jay Bullingham started the game for Wanneroo, allowing two hits and one run over three innings, striking out four and walking zero. Tom Bailey, Frazer Brice, and Chris King all contributed in relief.
The Giants scattered 11 hits in the game as Owen Pilcher and King had three apiece.
The Reds totaled eight hits including multiple from Jack Smalpage and Matthew Reynolds.
2-1 Wanneroo plays Wembley on Friday and 4-1 Vic Park takes on Rockingham on Sunday.
Morley 11 v Gosnells 7
Both offenses were strong in Morley's 11-7 victory over Gosnells Hawks.
The Hawks took an early lead in the second inning when Louis Scaramella singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Morley powered back and took the lead for good with seven runs in the fourth inning, made possible by a double from Luke Hughes to score three runs.
Brendan Sing got the win for Morley. The ace surrendered five runs on nine hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three. Raleigh Pelkonen started the game and lasted three innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out two.
Adam Millson took the loss for Gosnells. Millson lasted three innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out five.
Morley racked up 11 hits as Mitchell Schofield, Zac McMillin, and Aaron Bonomi each collected two hits to lead the way.
The Hawks had 12 hits in the game. Jack Burt went 3-for-5 while Scaramella, Callan Silvi, and Liam Collins all had multiple hits as well.
Gosnells plays Carine this coming Sunday while 1-2 Morley plays South Perth.
Rockingham Rams 4 v Swan Districts Swans 12
Rockingham Rams watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 12-4 loss to Swan Districts Swans on Sunday. The Swans scored on a double by Dylan Bojarski in the first inning and singles by Ashton Hamilton and Bailey-Jay Cooke in the second.
The Swans also scored four runs in the ninth inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Dan Carter, Cooke, Maddux Stivey, and Bojarski, all driving in runs in the frame.
Dillan Clarkson took the win for the Swans. The lefthander surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out five and walking one. Tyson Noel and Stivey entered the game out of the bullpen to close it out.
Brock Molloy took the loss for Rockingham, going six innings, allowing four runs on five hits, and striking out six.
Rui Harrison, Sean Garratt, Finlay Duncan, and Thomas Flynn each collected one hit for Rockingham.
The Swans racked up 11 hits. Noel, Cooke, and Stivey all had multiple hits, including three hits in five at bats for Noel.
The 3-1 Swans play Carine on Thursday and 1-3 Rockingham plays Perth on Wednesday.
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